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  • Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
    Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
    TextAudiocomment       Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public Library's 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence Program. This anthology showcases 16 unique non-fiction pieces by local writers about their personal connections to the County of Brant’s geography and history. The anthology includes stories that range from the singularity of a park ...
    TextAudiocomment     Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public Library's 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence Program. This anthology showcases 16 unique non-fiction pieces by local writers about their personal connections ...
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  • The History of Mount Pleasant, Ontario 1626-1983
    The History of Mount Pleasant, Ontario 1626-1983
    Text       This booklet was written in 1983 by Hugh Dermid MacLachlan and Mildred Burtch MacLachlan to provide a short history of the village of Mount Pleasant from 1626 to the present day. You can search for text inside this book! Just type the word or words you want to search for ...
    Text     This booklet was written in 1983 by Hugh Dermid MacLachlan and Mildred Burtch MacLachlan to provide a short history of the village of Mount Pleasant from 1626 to the present ...
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  • Mount Pleasant Creamery Company Stock Certificate, 1920
    Mount Pleasant Creamery Company Stock Certificate, 1920
    Text       This stock certificate showed that Albert A. McAlister had purchased three shares in the Mount Pleasant Creamery company on January 26th, 1920. It was provided by Linda McAlister during a Digitization Day event held in Mount Pleasant on May 15, 2010.
    Text     This stock certificate showed that Albert A. McAlister had purchased three shares in the Mount Pleasant Creamery company on January 26th, 1920. It was provided by Linda McAlister during a ...
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  • Playbill for "Borderland," performed at Mount Pleasant Centennial Old Boys' Reunion, 1908
    Playbill for "Borderland," performed at Mount Pleasant Centennial Old Boys' Reunion, 1908
    Text       This playbill provides the program for a 1908 production of "Borderland," a play by Charles Townsend, performed at the Mount Pleasant Old Boys' reunion. It was printed on page 205 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. This was the second performance ...
    Text     This playbill provides the program for a 1908 production of "Borderland," a play by Charles Townsend, performed at the Mount Pleasant Old Boys' reunion. It was printed on page 205 ...
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  • Township of Brantford Tax Receipt, 1887
    Township of Brantford Tax Receipt, 1887
    Text       This 1887 receipt notes that the collector had received M. A. Stowe's taxes for that year, totalling $2.23 - $1.20 for regular taxes, and $1.03 for school taxes. It was printed on page 231 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest.
    Text     This 1887 receipt notes that the collector had received M. A. Stowe's taxes for that year, totalling $2.23 - $1.20 for regular taxes, and $1.03 for school taxes. It was ...
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  • Herbert Biggar's Votes, c. 1857-58
    Herbert Biggar's Votes, c. 1857-58
    Text       This broadsheet from the 1857-1858 general election was distributed in an attempt to discredit Herbert Biggar, then MPP for West Brant, because of what it claims is inconsistent voting. It was printed on page 172 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest.
    Text     This broadsheet from the 1857-1858 general election was distributed in an attempt to discredit Herbert Biggar, then MPP for West Brant, because of what it claims is inconsistent voting. It ...
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  • Marriage Certificate for Herbert Biggar and Jane Ellis, Mount Pleasant, 1831
    Marriage Certificate for Herbert Biggar and Jane Ellis, Mount Pleasant, 1831
    Text       This document was created to certify the marriage of Herbert Biggar and Jane Ellis at Salt Springs Church on April 28th, 1831. The ordained minister was Joseph Gatchell. This document was provided by Linda Guest.
    Text     This document was created to certify the marriage of Herbert Biggar and Jane Ellis at Salt Springs Church on April 28th, 1831. The ordained minister was Joseph Gatchell. This document ...
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  • The Forgotten Brother: John Carlyle
    The Forgotten Brother: John Carlyle
    Textcomment       This book by Joseph A. Scott traces the history of the "forgotten" Carlyle brother, John Carlyle. He was the half-brother of the much more famous Thomas Carlyle, historian and philosopher. John was born in Scotland, but emigrated to North America and eventually moved to Mount Pleasant, where he lived most ...
    Textcomment     This book by Joseph A. Scott traces the history of the "forgotten" Carlyle brother, John Carlyle. He was the half-brother of the much more famous Thomas Carlyle, historian and philosopher. ...
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  • Bryning Manse
    Bryning Manse
    ImageText       House Summary Bryning Manse was built for Reverend John Bryning in 1830. Bryning had been an English merchant before he "got religion" and traveled to the New World where he eventually settled in Mount Pleasant to become the resident preacher. He was an important figure in the religious landscape of ...
    ImageText     House Summary Bryning Manse was built for Reverend John Bryning in 1830. Bryning had been an English merchant before he "got religion" and traveled to the New World where he ...
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  • Mount Pleasant United Church Manse
    Mount Pleasant United Church Manse
    ImageText       Summary Located in Mount Pleasant, the United Church Manse was built to accompany the new Methodist church now known as the Mount Pleasant United Church. Designed by prominent Brantford architect John Turner and built in 1885, it has plain Georgian styling and repeats some of the architectural details of the ...
    ImageText     Summary Located in Mount Pleasant, the United Church Manse was built to accompany the new Methodist church now known as the Mount Pleasant United Church. Designed by prominent Brantford architect ...
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  • The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899
    The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899
    TextImagecomment       The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of Mount Pleasant from its earliest settlements through the end of the 19th century. In order to have meaning, local history must relate all aspects of a particular community’s development to a larger context. Mount Pleasant stands out as ...
    TextImagecomment     The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of Mount Pleasant from its earliest settlements through the end of the 19th century. In order to have meaning, ...
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  • Burtch Family History
    Burtch Family History
    TextImagecomment       This binder contains the family history of the Burtch family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Burtch family and relatives. This collection can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF file! Click on the link underneath the picture to the right. ...
    TextImagecomment     This binder contains the family history of the Burtch family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Burtch family and relatives. This collection ...
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  • Chatterson family history
    Chatterson family history
    TextImage       This binder contains the family history of the Chatterson family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Chatterson family and relatives. This collection can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF file! Click on the link underneath the picture to the right. ...
    TextImage     This binder contains the family history of the Chatterson family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Chatterson family and relatives. This collection ...
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  • McDiarmid Family History Binder
    McDiarmid Family History Binder
    TextImage       This binder contains the family history of the McDiarmid family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the McDiarmid family and relatives. This collection can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF file! Click on the link underneath the picture to the right. ...
    TextImage     This binder contains the family history of the McDiarmid family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the McDiarmid family and relatives. This collection ...
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  • Collection of photos of Hugh MacLachlan and Mildred Burtch
    Collection of photos of Hugh MacLachlan and Mildred Burtch
    TextImage       This binder contains a collection of photos of Helen Mulligan's parents, Hugh Dermid MacLachlan and Mildred Chatterson Burtch. Both were prominent local citizens, and Hugh was several times reeve of Brantford Township. This binder also contains some genealogical history about the families. This collection can be downloaded as an Adobe ...
    TextImage     This binder contains a collection of photos of Helen Mulligan's parents, Hugh Dermid MacLachlan and Mildred Chatterson Burtch. Both were prominent local citizens, and Hugh was several times reeve of ...
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  • Houlding family history
    Houlding family history
    TextImagecomment       This binder contains the family history of the Houlding family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Houlding family and relatives. This collection can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF file! Click on the link underneath the picture to the right. ...
    TextImagecomment     This binder contains the family history of the Houlding family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Houlding family and relatives. This collection ...
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  • Collection of Old McDiarmid Farm House photos
    Collection of Old McDiarmid Farm House photos
    ImageText       This collection of photos shows the McDiarmid farm in Mount Pleasant through the years, from the early 20th century until the 1980s or 1990s. The farm is located on Ellis Avenue in Mount Pleasant.
    ImageText     This collection of photos shows the McDiarmid farm in Mount Pleasant through the years, from the early 20th century until the 1980s or 1990s. The farm is located on Ellis ...
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  • Postcard depicting the Rev. George Bryce
    Postcard depicting the Rev. George Bryce
    ImageText       The original correspondence reads: Mrs. B+I having finished our tour in England, [Italy?] & Scotland expect to sail from Glasgow to Montreal on Sept. 5th Best wishes George Bryce Birthday April 22nd It was addressed to Dr. John Bryce V.S. Erie City Pennsylvania United States Later notes on the postcard ...
    ImageText     The original correspondence reads: Mrs. B+I having finished our tour in England, [Italy?] & Scotland expect to sail from Glasgow to Montreal on Sept. 5th Best wishes George Bryce Birthday ...
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  • Andrew Eadie Home, c. 1850s
    Andrew Eadie Home, c. 1850s
    ImageText       (from an old daguerreotype) Andrew Eadie's home - Andrew the one in the cap,(probably 2nd wife) Silk hat believed to be Herbert Biggar
    ImageText     (from an old daguerreotype) Andrew Eadie's home - Andrew the one in the cap,(probably 2nd wife) Silk hat believed to be Herbert Biggar
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  • Main Street West, Mount Pleasant, c. 1912-14
    Main Street West, Mount Pleasant, c. 1912-14
    ImageText       This postcard, c. 1912-14, shows Mount Pleasant's Main Street. The view looks north from the Presbyterian Church, with the manse visible to the left. The town's first cement sidewalk can be seen - the previous wooden one was replaced using money raised by the Old Boys' Reunion of 1908. To ...
    ImageText     This postcard, c. 1912-14, shows Mount Pleasant's Main Street. The view looks north from the Presbyterian Church, with the manse visible to the left. The town's first cement sidewalk can ...
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